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Spring 2021 Virtual FAST Symposium Registration

Program Overview

Spring 2021 Virtual FAST Symposium Registration

Program Description
The NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign is hosting a virtual Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium for all current NAAE Student Member preservice agricultural education students across the United States at no charge! This LIVE professional development event will focus on developing relationships with administrators, creating your personal ag ed network, and will feature a 90-minute Q&A panel with current ag teachers to help you prepare for job interviews and early career success!

The Spring 2021 Virtual FAST Symposium will take place Thursday, April 22nd, from 4:00pm-8:30pm EDT. Once you have registered for the event, you will receive additional information, including a Zoom link for the symposium.

The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium is a professional development experience for preservice agricultural education majors that provides customized professional development, networking, and mentoring with current and future agriculture teachers and stakeholders from across the country. 

Program Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for this program, each applicant must be:
  1. an agricultural education major at a college or university that offers a program of study in agricultural education-teacher certification track or similar licensure program that ends in being certified to teach agriculture at the secondary level; M. Ed initial licensure majors are also eligible to apply as long as they have never taught before. (Priority is given to those who are close to completing their degree (seniors, student teaching candidates). 
  2. those who have attended a FAST session in previous years are eligible to apply. 
  3. majoring in agricultural education or similar degree with intentions to become an agriculture teacher;
  4. enrolled in an agricultural education degree program or similar licensure track program for Spring 2021. 
  5. a 2021-2022 NAAE student member ($10). Check membership status with Ashley Hood at ahood.naae@uky.edu. 
Program Registration Requirements and Timeline
Interested and eligible preservice teachers must complete the registration below by 12:00pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021- no exceptions. You are encouraged to register early so you are not dealing with last-minute technology issues.  Please check your NAAE student member status prior to applying. Those who are not current NAAE student members will not be given access to the event. 

The Spring 2021 Virtual FAST Symposium will take place Thursday, April 22nd, from 4:00pm-8:30pm EDT. Once you have registered for the event, you will receive additional information, including a Zoom link for the symposium.


Tentative Schedule
     4:00pm-4:30pm EDT Introductions/Get-to-Know-You Activity
     4:30pm-6:00pm EDT Ag Teacher Q&A Panel
     6:00pm-8:00pm EDT Building Relationships
     8:00pm-8:30pm EDT Questions/Program Wrap-Up

Once you have attended the FAST Symposium, you will receive a professional development certificate via email that you can use in your portfolio.

Questions may be directed to Andrea Fristoe by email at afristoe.naae@uky.edu or by phone at (859) 967-2892.
 
The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposiums are a component of the National Teach Ag Campaign, an initiative managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) with funding support from the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience, Growth Energy, and BASF.